Navy Cardigan made from Jemala®
MADE IN HONG KONG
- Crafted by world-class skilful artisans enterprise L Plus H, with the most traditional techniques in Hong Kong.
- Using one of the finest and rarest yarns — Jemala® ultra-fine merino wool from Australia, exquisitely spun in Italy.
- 100% natural wool with softness and durability, results from genetics , selection techniques and elite processors.
- Australian ethical and sustainable luxury, combining with Hong Kong artisan approach in knitting.
- Long sleeve cardigan style, as the perfect layering piece or outerwear in transitional weather.
- Designed to be worn under sport jacket/suit jacket to bring warmth to your body and colour to your outfit.
- Seams flattened and big knots avoided when seams joined.
- Details are everywhere about this fine piece of luxury staple.
THE MERINO WOOL
Jemala® is one of the finest wool on earth. The ultra fine 13.5 micron is less than 1/7 of the thickness of a human hair. Even Cashmere(super-fine, 15-19 micron) cannot compare with it. Such material is extremely rare and luxury in fashion industry.
It is the result of precision harvesting, independent quality control and years of genetic research with, and use of breeding technologies — as the Jemala® scientists believe, ’Top quality genetics leads to top quality fibre’.
To reach a new height in sustainable fashion, Jemala® is the one who truly care about the sheep and environment. The sheep are well taken care of, which brings excellently good health and long live.
During the grazing, the merino sheep only eat the upper part of the grass instead of the whole plant so the grass would grow back (unlike cashmere goats that eat the whole plant, which eventually leads to desertification). The whole process is aimed to be as eco-friendly as possible and all dyes are EU approved.
PRIDE IN THE PRODUCT
Considered as one of the finest materials ever ethically made, Jemala® is based on the genetics of the 4 times winner of the prestigious Vellus Aureum Trophy (Ermenegildo Zegna wool award), Rowensville Merino Stud. A Jemala® fleece was also chosen by Wool Mark for Sydney Olympics in 2000, to represent the entire Australian wool industry.
The product is luxurious yet eco-friendly, with such uncompromising quality that Queen Elizabeth II has accepted three Jemala® twin-sets, which is totally unprecedented. *Above image as one of her letters of appreciation.
CRAFTED IN HONG KONG
Each cardigan was knitted in HK by the most passionate artisans from L Plus H, using state of the art machine Stoll from Germany. L Plus H is a social enterprise that aims to bring manufacturing back and positive impacts to knitwear enthusiasts like displaced skilful artisans, technicians and the society. So cutting-edge knitting machine like Stoll (well known by it's high stability and magnificence) is important here to integrate the tradition craftsmanship with innovative product engineering.
We believe in craftsmanship. There are many stages of production required traditional handicraft that no machine can do. L Plush H employs artisans with 30 years experience from manufacturing industry, the golden age of skilled work. Each cardigan was hand sewed, professionally ironed and hand finished in HK. It is hard to imagine such mastery of knitting which has been passed down through generations. But you will notice when you wear this cardigan for the very first time, and many years from now.
After 4 hours of knitting, the fabrics would then get stitched together with premium Italian stitching machine and expertly hand-finished. All together with hours of other hand works, this cardigan could only be exquisitely made in very limited production, under such complex processes that required great attention to details. And unlike mass production, each piece was crafted one at a time by highly trained artisan with years of experience. So every step of this garment is a remarkable story.
L+H, Jemala and Walking Dapper all share the same passion, aim to produce and let the wearer to have the best product possible. We think we have just did the exact thing with this knitwear. This cardigan is luxurious and yet accessible, you can enjoy this piece of garment for fall, winter and early spring, and because of the highest standard of quality in making this knitwear, it will last for a long time.